“All the world’s a stage” Shakespeare famously wrote. But have you ever been on a real stage, with an audience eagerly awaiting to hear what you have to say? Perhaps you have dreamed of becoming a public speaker, or have done it before, but one thing is for sure: getting on a stage and sharing your message with the world is a sure-fire way to elevate your brand, and most importantly, inspire others with your message. While it may seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be, because when you are on stage, all you have to do is be yourself. That is who the audience will connect with - the truth, the emotion, the stories that they can relate to and see themselves in. Whether you are selling an idea, a product, or simply spreading an inspirational message, nothing will hit home like you being vulnerable and coming from the heart. In doing so, your message could literally save someone's life. I learned this myself when I stood on a stage recently and shared one of the most personal stories of my life. Luckily, I had one of my greatest mentors there to guide me, and he joins me today on my show to share how you can own the stage and inspire others with your words. Michael Port co-founded Heroic Public Speaking with his wife, Amy Port, and they truly are the best at guiding others to authentically shine on stage.